Sustainable and informal: a case study in the shadows of housing policy in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa

The interest of the project is reflected by the manner in which local residents accepted an alternative housing product once it matched a ‘modern’ aesthetic. The case study reflects on debates attempting to conceptualize what formal versus informal means, in terms of constructing houses but also as it relates to debates meant to refine South African housing policy.

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How to study public life

Review: How to Study Public Life

This book draws a wealth of observations from scenes that urban citizens have all witnessed countless times and imparts the tools that can be used to convert city life from a living tableau to a theoretical and practical basis for change.


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